I am a postdoc at the University of Pennsylvania. I got my PhD in Engineering from the University of Cambridge and my BSc/Diploma in Computer Engineering from the University of Chile. My background is mainly in Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science.
I'm currently on the job market for a tenure-track or postdoc position. If you would like to have me around, please don't hesitate in contacting me
I research the foundations of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Cybernetics. I study the links between various topics such as Bayesian probability theory, information theory, stochastic control, economics, causality, statistical mechanics, ergodic theory and complexity theory. Other areas of interest are computational neuroscience, psychology and epistemology. Also, I'm a huge fan of minimalistic algorithms.
Most of my work centers on information-theoretic and statistical mechanical approaches to adaptive control, leading to contributions in bounded rationality models and recasting adaptive control as a causal inference problem. I have also worked on causal induction, and on game- and decision-theoretic models in computational neuroscience.
To get a sense of my work, please refer to:
|The structure of reinforcement-learning mechanisms in the human brain http://t.co/nnezBzaxLW |
About 15 hours, 58 mins ago by: Pedro A. Ortega (@AdaptiveAgents)
|The psychology of time and causality http://t.co/iPTxjIgTFk |
About 21 hours, 59 mins ago by: Pedro A. Ortega (@AdaptiveAgents)
|Value and probability coding in a feedback-based learning task utilizing food rewards http://t.co/Q0GfrK94i2 |
About 1 day, 15 hours ago by: Pedro A. Ortega (@AdaptiveAgents)
|Effects can precede their cause in the sense of agency http://t.co/VhJs13dzVI |
About 1 day, 21 hours ago by: Pedro A. Ortega (@AdaptiveAgents)
|Budgeted Multi-Armed Bandit Models for Sample-Based Grasp Planning http://t.co/psCXMCoJ0p |
About 2 days, 15 hours ago by: Pedro A. Ortega (@AdaptiveAgents)
Pedro A. Ortega
Department of Engineering
University of Pennsylvania
Off. 209, Moore Building
200 S. 33rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Email: ope [AT] seas.upenn.edu
“Man is the measure of all things: of things which are, that they are, and of things which are not, that they are not” —Protagoras
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